Gigantic is excited to be a part of Lit Mix, a marathon reading as part of the New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City. Stop by Roosevelt Park (Stanton Street between Chrystie and Forsyth) on Saturday, May 7, from 3-5pm, to check it out!

The lineup is as follows:

Zach Samalin is a writer from Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in BOMB magazine, and he is inching towards a doctorate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, while teaching at the City College of New York.

Corrina Bain is a genderqueer artist, activist and educator whose poetry on page and in performance addresses and illuminates issues of transgression, particularly related to sexuality, gender, family and religion/mythology. Fueled and informed by past work in a detox center, an abortion clinic, a rape crisis hotline, and as a volunteer educator responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Mozambique, Corrina's poetry embraces and expresses the grit and fury and endurance of humanity. The poems' grace, unrelenting authenticity, and surprising moments of light have earned recognition within the national performance poetry community.

Before turning to memoir and writing Love Shrinks, Sharyn Wolf, LCSW, wrote five self-help books including How to Stay Lovers for Life: Discover a Marriage Counselor's Tricks of the Trade, Guerrilla Dating Tactics: Strategies, Tips and Secrets for Finding Romance,  and 50 Ways to Find a Lover. She is a New York State licensed psychotherapist in a twenty-year Manhattan based private practice working with individuals, couples and families.

The four founding editors of Gigantic—Ann DeWitt, Rozalia Jovanovic, Lincoln Michel, and James Yeh—present Gigantic Editors Microreading: On Behalf of Issue #3: Gigantic Indoors, very short readings of work selected from the new issue of GiganticGigantic #3: Gigantic Indoors. Gigantic is a Brooklyn-based magazine of short prose, interviews, and art.

Alina Simone
is a critically acclaimed singer who was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her music has been featured in a wide range of media, including BBC's The World, NPR, Spin, Billboard, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. You Must Go and Win is her first book. For more information about Simone, visit

The Festival of Ideas for the New City, May 4-8, 2011, is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it. The Festival will include a three-day slate of symposia; an innovative StreetFest along the Bowery; and over eighty independent projects and public events. For more information, visit

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